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Just before Christmas 2017, The Donkey Sanctuary highlighted the plight of three abandoned mares named Faith, Hope and Charity to the general public. The plight of the donkeys received widespread coverage in the Belfast Telegraph newspaper and UTV (Ulster Television). The publicity attracted a lot of support and interest from the general public both keen to support our work and expressing an interest in our rehoming scheme.
Tinsel and Jingles rose to prominence as two donkeys rescued by The Donkey Sanctuary as the result of their previous owner ‘James Steele’ being convicted of a string of animal welfare offences.
The donkeys were rescued in February 2016 and following several months of care to address their neglected state the donkeys were deemed suitable to be considered for the re-homing scheme based on their improving health and kind temperaments.
Marie was rescued by one of our Donkey Welfare Adviser in 2012 as a weak baby foal. She was very neglected when she first came into our care and the veterinary and farm team dedicated great time and effort into building up her strength. She became friends with Asha and they were prepared to go out to a new home together.
Keen donkey lover and Sanctuary supporter Rosie visited us in Liscarroll and met her beautiful donkeys. Rosie has a stunning donkey called Mousie already and was keen to get more company after Mousie sadly lost her son.
Last year Jacqui and Paul became the proud foster owners of beautiful donkeys Spud and Charlie. Spud and Charlie relocated to the scenic Galway where they are loved and adored.
If you are interested in fostering donkeys and have a minimum of one acre of land, shelter and an area of hard-standing then please call our welfare department on 022-49013.
By fostering donkeys you are creating space on our farms to rescue donkeys that are in need of sanctuary.